Communities along Fraser River benefit from increased flood resilience

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May 02, 2023 – BC Government News

People and communities along the Fraser River will be better protected from flooding with dike improvements, and enhanced flood-mitigation and watershed-restoration projects.

“We know people living in the Fraser Valley are concerned about a repeat of the devastating November 2021 flooding, particularly as we expect more climate-related events in the years to come,“ said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. “By investing in flood-mitigation and watershed-restoration projects, we are better protecting people and businesses along the Fraser River from future flooding.”

Metro Vancouver, Leq’á:mel First Nation, Fraser Valley Regional District and the District of Hope will share approximately $7.5 million to increase flood resilience along the banks of the Coquihalla River, Fraser River and Hatzic Lake, including critical watersheds.

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